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Newcastle watching Mattia Destro today ahead of potential move – Reports

3 years ago
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Newcastle United are going to be represented over in Italy today, with scouts reported to be watching Mattia Destro.

Bologna host Pescara on Sunday afternoon and Italian media organisation Tuttomercatoweb, says that both Newcastle and Watford will be represented, there to watch Destro.

The 26 year old striker has scored nine league goals this season, these coming in 25 starts plus two from the bench.

Mattia Destro has played for a handful of Italian clubs and joined Bologna from Roma for just over £5m in August 2015.

He has an excellent goals to starts ratio in Serie A, scoring 58 times in 125 starts (plus 47 off the bench).

The forward is an Italian international but the last of those appearances was back in 2014.

Bologna are currently 15th in Serie A but are safe from relegation.

If Newcastle do have genuine interest in the player then they should be easily able to offer Destro a better deal than his current one, with the finances of the average Italian club far weaker than their English counterparts, with the Serie A TV deals paying far less than is the case in the Premier League.

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